6 ways to make working from home bearable during the Coronavirus pandemic

1. Cancel travel and event bookings and get a refund

Until things calm down, you’re going to want to postpone travel plans and cancel event bookings. Take a look at everything you’ve booked (flights, hotels, sports, concerts, conferences etc.) and cancel it. Magic can cancel these for you and persistently ask for a refund, even if it’s not part of the company policy.

2. Create a dedicated space to work in

Sure, you can work in bed if you want, but you’re going to be happier and more productive if you have a dedicated working environment. Keep your space minimal, clean, and distraction free.

3. Make sure your bills are paid

The last thing you want while you’re being stuck at home is for the electricity, water, or internet to go out. For everything that isn’t on autopay, make sure your bills are paid on time. Check your online subscriptions as well and make sure none of your credit cards on file are expiring. If you have any bills you need to do manually each month, such as writing a rent check, you can have Magic do it for you.

4. Get hard-to-find supplies now, even if they’re at a markup

With supply shortages of N95 masks, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and more, it can be extremely difficult to figure out where you can buy these supplies. You’ll have to wade through the heavily marked up “grey market” of resellers. Have Magic do this for you and find you the best option that’s available.

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5. Help your family members

If you have family members living in another state or country, especially if they are elderly, you’ll want to help them as much as you can. If you need to send them supplies, help them book or cancel travel, or anything else, you can have Magic help you.

6. Get a variety of food delivered

As long as meal delivery services are available, you’re probably going to be using them way more often than usual. We recommend getting as much variety as possible in your diet. Cycle between on demand food (example: UberEats), prepared meal deliveries (Thistle), “meal kit” deliveries (BlueApron), and grocery delivery (Instacart). Magic can order from any of these services for you and can also call restaurants and place orders with them directly or work with smaller couriers, if necessary.